This year's Tony Awards Luncheon, which honors the 2002 Tony Award nominees, will be held on May 15 at The View Restaurant on the 48th floor of the Marriot Marquis Hotel. At the annual luncheon, the Tony nominees are presented with their Tony certificates, and the New York press gets a chance to chat with the artists and performers nominated for Broadway's most esteemed prize. It is also an opportunity for the press to photograph the stars — individually, with their fellow cast members and with the other nominees of their particular category. Although the luncheon is not open to the public, clips of interviews with the nominees will be broadcast on NY1 and other news programs in the metropolitan area.
The Marriot Marquis Hotel is located in Times Square at 1535 Broadway. The Hotel also houses the Marquis Theatre, home of one of this year's Best Musical nominees, Thoroughly Modern Millie.
The American Theatre Wing's 56th Annual Antoinette Perry "Tony" Awards ceremony will be broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall on June 2. PBS stations begin the national telecast at 8 PM EST with "The First Ten Awards: Tonys 2002," produced for PBS by Thirteen/WNET New York. CBS will televise "The 2002 Tony Awards" beginning at 9 PM.